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Who Do You Want to Know Your Health Care Information?

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
July 26th, 2010 at 2:20 am

As long as you do not voice an objection, your health care provider may be able to discuss your medical details with a family member or a friend. You are certainly familiar with the forms where you provide those names. There are very specific guidelines under HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) about who health care professionals can release your medical information to. What about situations where there are certain people who you do not want to be informed? You may want to consider having those names also specified on your forms. There have been several situations where this has occurred with some of my friends and clients.

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